Pima County Bark for Life event

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The northwest Pima County relay for life team honored some four legged friends Sunday.

This is the second year the group has hosted "bark for life". Organizer Linda Jones says dogs aren't allowed at the "Relay for Life" event on April 30.

So the team decided to hold a special fundraiser to treat their pets. There were photo ops with Star Wars characters, wellness checks and a dog walk.

"We celebrate our dogs our companions who have helped us through our struggles with cancer and kind of acknowledge just the benefits that they are, they're part of our family," said Jones.

The money raised goes to the American Cancer Society.